York’s impressive living heritage has made it one of the top three UK cities for visitors, so there’s plenty of choice when it comes to choosing the best places to stay in York. Most of our Guru’s highlights can be found close to the medieval heart of town, and this is definitely the best place to stay in York if you’re interested in England’s history.
Ancient and beautiful, York is a jewel in the crown of ‘historic England’ and all those who go searching for it. Much of the centre of town, within its 13th Century walls, is medieval, laid out along tiny narrow streets around York Minster, one of the world’s most beautiful Gothic cathedrals
As befits York’s Roman founding, its centre is entirely pedestrianised between 8am and 4pm, and it’s easy to walk between the main attractions. These include the Minster, the Jorvik Viking Centre - this was a major Viking trade centre, the York Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum, the Yorkshire Museum - where you’ll find some impressive Roman treasures, and the the city walls.
If you’re up for taking a guided walk or even a themed stroll, York is the place to do it as there are some really fascinating stories to be uncovered.
As well as York’s regular attractions, it plays host to numerous interesting annual festivals, including a Viking Festival, a Christmas Fair, arts festivals and food and drinks festivals.
If you're planning a vist and want to book one of the best places to stay in York, get organised and plan well ahead - it is a very popular and busy destination year round.
Unusual guesthouse in an elegant living convent. Newly refurbished comfortable rooms, a baroque chapel, Victorian garden and glass roofed entrance hall make this an impressive building. A cafe serves meals until high tea. Best of all is staying amongst the sisters of the convent.
Traditional but understated hotel in heart of the historical city of York. Country house elegance, two award-winning restaurants, stylish bedrooms. Comfort, luxury, attention to detail.
Seashore chic meets homely comforts; think white on white, plenty of natural light, fireplaces and an eclectic mix of nautical decorations. Porches and balconies face out onto unmatched views of southern Maine’s rocky shoreline and the Atlantic Ocean. Heaven on York Harbor!
Located in the Mount area of York - Hotel du Vin has delightful, elegant bedrooms in a charming 19th Century, listed building. Lots of cosy, romantic spots to enjoy drinks and nibbles before venturing out to explore this fabulous city. Quirky and unique fine dining rooms for big celebrations.
National Trust owned 17th century manor house on the outskirts of York. Majestic gardens, elegant interiors, luxury spa. Award-winning restaurant with garden views.